Cloth diapers are becoming increasingly more popular, among crunchy, and not so crunchy parents. And if you are new to the topic, reading through tons of information can make the task seem, a little daunting. So, I will share with you some tips, and pointers, on how to make cloth diapering easy and dispel some myths along the way!
Myth 1: Cloth Diapers Take a lot of Time As we all know, babies thrive within incorporating routine. This can go the same for your diapering! When broken down, you only need to include 2-3 extra loads of laundry per week, to be able to keep your baby in cloth diapers. That’s depending on the size of your stash – if you have less [...]
My mother is Italian, and I come from a loving, high energy and very effusive family. No emotions on lockdown when I was growing up, (nothing has changed in that). Open expressions of love and feelings were never prohibited, and I’ll say with amusement that my energetically open, affectionate and readily communicative style of living was definitely something for my sweet husband to adjust to. But despite having grown up with such love and depth, I wasn’t prepared for the beyond intense, past all consuming feeling that is being a mom.
I don’t think anything, or anyone, can actually prepare you for the insanely, crazily beautiful, soul devouring, [...]
Despite being twins, my babies are remarkably different little humans. I am reminded every single day as to their uniqueness. This was a lesson I had to learn at first, to not compare them. My son is a sponge, he is constantly absorbing and feeding off of his surroundings. My daughter less so. She currently goes through her days happily singing to herself and her play frogs. Already I can tell her imagination is a deep and colorful one. As she grows I will continue to make a point to be invited into the beautiful world inside that mind, to make certain she always feels safe to include me, and never shuts me out. Because who knows how deeply things are affecting her, perhaps [...]
If you’re a mother of a high needs baby, I want you to know you’re not alone. I completely understand you. It feels like a dark and lonely time, but there are people, who get it. I get it! And, in some ways, it gets better!
Dear Mama Struggling with Her High Needs Baby,
I’m guilty of having watched from a distance as you tried, and failed, to console your baby. Though I tried not to stare, I failed at times. I’m pretty sure I saw you glimpse my way as I quickly tried to turn away. I tried to pretend as though I didn’t notice what you were dealing with. At the time, I thought what you needed was to feel as though no one [...]
WHAT IS POSSIBLE?
There are a lot of things that are not possible now that I am a mom. However, on the other hand, there are a few things that are now possible because I have become a mom.
Most of those things involve being able to accomplish tasks moderately well with one hand. I am excellent at cooking with one hand. I am excellent at dressing a child with one hand. Also on the list is drinking cold tea, eating left overs and closing doors with my elbows. I excel at those three things, too.
There are however a lot more things that I am either not good at or have become downright impossible now that I am a mom. Here is the list. It is a list of things I [...]
I’m not a picky, or high-maintenance person. But when it comes to receiving gifts, especially on the one day of the year meant for me (Mom), I do have a few mild suggestions. Requests, rather, on things I definitely do not want for Mother’s Day.
No Projects Now, some people find zen in DIY crafts. And occasionally, I do enjoy breaking out some pastel paint, and transforming an old end table into something girly and pretty. But, this also requires careful planning and time. All the while maneuvering around household chores, work, and child-rearing. Unless it’s something you know I really enjoying doing on my own, please don’t give me something [...]